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  1. Honestly, I think if you took a poll of the average KI visitor, they'd look at the words "giga" and "invert" and say, "What the heck does that mean?" I believe the average KI visitor just wants to ride a ride. Doesn't matter if it's an invert, giga, sit down, floorless, flying, 4D, ect. All this talk of what Kings Island "needs", I don't think the average visitor thinks about what the park "needs". If it's a new B&M coaster or Intamin, they will line up in droves to ride it because it's new.
    16 points
  2. It has certainly been a interesting week here on KICentral. We are seeing a massive influx of new posters and traffic that is very exciting to us all. A few things that we must all certainly keep in mind as we are all in this journey together as to Whats in Store for "One Four." KICentral has been around for 10 years strong now and while we have had issues in the past, none of which have been as dumb as someone did this week. As we don't know if they were a member or not on this site, it still put a dark cloud over our close relationship with the park. A individual made an inappropriate post
    14 points
  3. If there's enough interest we'll move forward with an outing on September 8 that will revolve around a series of fun activities. Also, more details to come as we get into the offseason, but keep the weekend before the Super Bowl open.
    13 points
  4. Here is the thread, please maintain a good fellowship and keep on topic. Lets not let a incident like that happen again.
    12 points
  5. Had Wonderland been built two miles further away, the Cedar Point agreement would have covered two more miles. Give Dick Kinzel some credit.
    9 points
  6. We've mentioned numerous times of this site that lines don't dictate popularity. You are correct Tr0y that Arrow is out of business, but S&S Worldwide currently takes care of Arrow coasters so getting parts isn't as huge of an issue that many may think. As for general, for those who talk about the fact that the thought of the turn around from the brake-run and the transfer shed near the old entrance of Thunder Alley, did anyone think that that area may not be completely finished on footers yet? What I mean is that footers aren't always finished after the first ones have been poured. Thin
    9 points
  7. Too many people on this board are biased in opinion when you talk about the age-old B&M vs Intamin debate. Intaminallday, judging by your username, I can tell you're thinking about what you want, not what the park needs. The park does need an invert, in my eyes at least. We need a good, solid inverting coaster with a great capacity, and an invert is one of the best ways to go. You talk about the designs being "outdated" and "gimmicky," but you fail to explain why every model continues to draw huge crowds. Why does Raptor have one of the longest lines throughout the day at Cedar Point? Why
    9 points
  8. Only confirmed coasters are listed at rcdb.com
    8 points
  9. I have heard that a chain that numbers its flags also buys rolly coasters.
    8 points
  10. Those days are over. Mr. Kinzel is retired. If those days ever existed. Business is business. Cedar Point is A park in the chain. It is not a sacred cow compared to which the other FUN parks must be humbled. Mr. Ouimet doesn't even live in the parking lot! Yes. Someone is.
    8 points
  11. Thank you, Mr. Dane. I particularly appreciate the things you've done, both over the many years and in the background these past few, trying days to maintain this site, in ways very few will ever know, and that others will benefit from. You truly are a great guy, Mr. Dane. Again, for all you do, this thanks' for you!
    8 points
  12. Were these taken on CSF's property? Because the 'CSF' on the sign in the first picture is backwards, which implies... We don't need anymore trespassing
    7 points
  13. Probably out of sheer luck I managed to get not one but three visits to the Point in under a month. To some this is normal but the last visit I made was in 2009 so I was super exited. So This PTR will be like my last one with Part 1 being the trip and part 2 is ride reviews but I will only review the rides I did not go over in my last PTR and it will also have way more pictures. So for the first day it was me and my younger sister Maggy and we arrived around 4:00 as we drove down the "Million Dollar Mile". The weather was very nice and perfect for awesome coasters! So our first ride was Ga
    7 points
  14. I wish to thank everyone at KIC for all their hard work. It has been a fun 10 years! Perhaps the execs at KIC will accept "donations" to help with the site? I'm sure there is an expense for running/ operating KIC and I (and I'm sure others) would like to help out. KIC has let me take a break from life a little bit each day over the past 10 years. It's only fair for me to show gratitude back!
    7 points
  15. 7 points
  16. No, they don't. Every customer is now X-Works.
    6 points
  17. X-Works refers to everyone, not just Cedar Fair...the labels used to say the park name but after enthusiasts kept spilling the beans, so B&M had to change the customer name so no one would find out.
    6 points
  18. Here are his pics he ask me to post them for him http://i.imgur.com/PwOAKPO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Iy4AUGN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/V03fhkO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KG71qEQ.jpg
    6 points
  19. Wouldn't it be awesome if this was the first clue to the new ride... It's a B&M invert, there's new Halloween attractions.....it all sort of ties together I know, I know, dumb, right?
    6 points
  20. Whatever the new addition is, it needs to look really cool from the midway. Vortex is seriously the most photogenic coaster ever.
    5 points
  21. Honestly, I think if you took a poll of the average KI visitor, they'd look at the words "giga" and "invert" and say, "What the heck does that mean?" I believe the average KI visitor just wants to ride a ride. Doesn't matter if it's an invert, giga, sit down, floorless, flying, 4D, ect. All this talk of what Kings Island "needs", I don't think the average visitor thinks about what the park "needs". If it's a new B&M coaster or Intamin, they will line up in droves to ride it because it's new. Hmmm...well, I agree and disagree. You're right the average KI visitor probably wouldn't know
    5 points
  22. Also, Intamin giga campers, keep in mind that Kings Island does not build what the enthusiasts like most. They will build what the general public will give the most ca$h for.
    5 points
  23. YoungStud said:...All the intamins on the list don't have jack for theming, they rely on the ride itself. Well, since Dick Kinzel let Jack go, but Jack won the arbitration, perhaps things will be different...
    5 points
  24. B&M builds whatever Kings Island wants. Just because they built a giga somewhere doesn't automatically mean that KI's will be a giga. And to your remarks on the last invert being built in '06, there have been a few built in the last few years, heck, OzIris was new this year. Also realize most US parks by 2006 already had a B&M or Vekoma inverted coaster. Kings Island does not. Also, a B&M inverted coaster rides very differently from Invertigo, Flight Deck and Firehawk, not to mention it'd be a nice line chewer, something Kings Island needs, particularly in Action Zone where mo
    5 points
  25. Thanks Dane! Your hard work is appreciated in more ways than you can imagine. As I see responsible young individuals coming to this site and learning about the park they love, it reminds me this site is needed as an outlet for those individuals to learn about the park and industry they love. I think the mast majority of us try very hard to be welcoming and accepting to all, and we appreciate all the work you put in to keep the site up and going!
    5 points
  26. And if that show is inappropriate for your children, then so is Kings Island. On any given day at the park, you will see and hear far more risqué things in the park--by, out of the mouths of and in the physical appearances of other guests. This is, by far, the best show Kings Island has had in many years. If it doesn't meet your standards for decency, I submit that says far more about you than the show. Some of us are weary of the continual barrage of musical revues and/or ice shows. If you don't like Ed, fine. Just don't go to the show. If you find yourself in it and don't like it, qui
    5 points
  27. "Sorry I cant come. I can't miss the Pro Bowl." -Nobody ever
    5 points
  28. Please, let's not have anyone try to sneak in tonight that wasn't invited to the event.
    5 points
  29. How depressing. I reached post #800 last night and now I am back in the #790's
    5 points
  30. What's the evidence against a B&M Giga? Based on the footers, it's already been 100% confirmed to be a B&M, Oumit said that there wouldn't be any new Wing Riders this year. So that leaves with only a few options of coaster types. And I see it MUCH more likely to be a Giga vs an Invert. He said there any new wing coasters for this year... but building one for next year would still fit that statement accurately... Very PR-like statement. Wing-coaster is SUPER possible in my opinion. It just makes sense for the Banshee to be a winged. Wrong that's not what he said at all. He said not
    4 points
  31. ^I don't believe it (and I don't think any one else will) until I see pictures.
    4 points
  32. I'm laughing right now because I have this image in my head of an invert train shaped like a roulette wheel spinning around as it goes down the first hill and into a vertical loop.
    4 points
  33. 1 year ago today Kings Island announced the removal of the worlds tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster, Son of Beast.
    4 points
  34. Round and round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows. Or nobody noes.
    4 points
  35. B&M builds whatever Kings Island wants. Just because they built a giga somewhere doesn't automatically mean that KI's will be a giga. And to your remarks on the last invert being built in '06, there have been a few built in the last few years, heck, OzIris was new this year. Also realize most US parks by 2006 already had a B&M or Vekoma inverted coaster. Kings Island does not. Also, a B&M inverted coaster rides very differently from Invertigo, Flight Deck and Firehawk, not to mention it'd be a nice line chewer, something Kings Island needs, particularly in Action Zone where mos
    4 points
  36. Kudos to Silver2005 for helping to explain. I want to reiterate something that another member posted way back in the discussion (I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the member, but I give him the credit for saying it): Usually when a coaster train departs from the station, it does not pass through the transfer track or storage shed area on its way to the lifthill. If you consider the positioning of the footers, it's clear where the storage shed and transfer track will be. It's conceivably possible the station could lie on the other side of the storage shed, closer to the old SOB station,
    4 points
  37. Dane, even though I don't know you, and have never met you - thank you for all you do. Hope to see you soon!
    4 points
  38. That's how I am with Vortex. It's my first coaster (6-8yo). My dad dragged me on it. I lost him 8 years ago. I'd be devastated if Vortex was destroyed. It's because of him that I love riding.
    4 points
  39. I know you guys want to see Flight Deck removed, but me and my family have a lot of memories on that ride. I know life is about change, but seeing Flight Deck/Top Gun removed would be tough to swallow.
    4 points
  40. Original thread is back up.
    4 points
  41. If you see this message, you are now using the new KICentral.com cloud based server. This will allow for faster page loading times and a more stable experience. Some recent posts from overnight may have been lost during this transition. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
    3 points
  42. I'm desperately wanting to be nice right now, but nevertheless this is bubbling up inside me and I just gotta say it: What kind of cheese would you like with your whine, YoungStud?
    3 points
  43. I waited after the show and met him. What a nice guy! I'm 31, but still asked for an autographed card hahaha. I stopped by GR after, and filled out a form saying wonderful things about him, and the show. I never would've thought about doing that, so thanks for the advice. The first time I saw that the Houdini trick was busted. Turns out he improvised a silly trick that involved guests. This time the trick worked. I really thought it being broken was part of the show. What a pro!
    3 points
  44. I hope it's not a board meeting. Those bore me in real life.
    3 points
  45. No no no no no no Jumanji man. Jumanji.
    3 points
  46. What I find sad is how people are now associating this death at other places. For example at Cedar Point yesterday halfway up the lift on Millennium Force these girls behind me were talking about this accident, and about how they hoped they wouldn't fall out. An even worse one yesterday was when a Millennium train stopped on the lift hill (it does that a lot, and I've found it sometimes it happens if a seatbelt gets unbuckled), and some kids in line behind me kept saying that they thought it stopped since someone fell out. This accident in Texas has sparked fear everywhere.
    3 points
  47. I love New Orleans, I hope the bayou theme has an Angel Heart/ Voodoo vibe. Plus, above ground crypts would be a lot more convincing than mere boxes every eight feet. dwitb, I disagree about Slaughterhouse. I thought it was up to par, as always. My only trouble with Slaughterhouse is that I started with five members to my party, and by the time we got to the door, there was only one other brave soul left besides me. The cowards.
    3 points
  48. Hopefully the park will be busy, profitable and last long enough that the one train situation will be a problem and can be addressed. The ride at one time had footings for a transfer track. I believe it was Six Flags who removed them, for some mysterious reason.
    3 points
  49. No any posts made after made a full backup late last night will be MIA. I had too.... 1. Create a full cPanel backup 2. Compress it 3. Download it 4. Upload it to the new servers 5. Decompress it 6. Tweak some settings for the databases 7. Change the DNS nameservers. I see a nap in my future today.
    3 points
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